Foundation Board of Directors

Ricky Knowles, President

  • Board member since 2015
  • White Salmon resident, born and raised
  • Education: U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Master of Science in Project Management and Master of Business Administration
  • Career: Program Manager for Insitu
  • Service: United States Navy, 10 years

Bill Whidden, Vice President

  • Board member since 1996
  • White Salmon resident for 25 years
  • Education: Certified Financial Planner, Bachelor of Arts from Colby College
  • Career: Certified Financial Planner and owner of Proactive Financial Management
  • Service: Columbia High School Alumni Association, West Klickitat Historical Museum, Trout Lake Community Foundation, Community Enrichment for Klickitat County, Bethel Shalom Senior Housing, White Salmon Odd       Fellows – Goodwill Lodge, White Salmon/Bingen Rotary Club, Community Pride, White Salmon Steelheaders and Washington Gorge Action Program

Sue Massart, Treasurer

  • Board member since 2010
  • Husum resident for 36 years
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters in Business Administration
  • Career: Retired manager of Ray Yasui Dialysis Center for Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
  • Service: Volunteer for Sound Equine Options, a horse rescue organization for neglected and abused horses

Sandi Dickey, Secretary

  • Board member since 2015
  • Lifetime resident of White Salmon/Bingen
  • Education: Specialized certifications in Business, Horticulture and Administration
  • Career: Co-owner of Dickey Farms in Bingen and manager of Vanguard Nursery
  • Service: Past Bingen City Council Member

Dee Dewey

  • Board member since 2015
  • Gorge resident for 37 years
  • Education: Teaching Credentials, Southern Oregon College
  • Career: Professional mother, grandmother and volunteer
  • Service: Phi Beta Sigma Alumni

Larry McCutcheon

  • Board member since 2016
  • White Salmon resident for 35 years
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health, Master in Physical Education and Health, and Master in Counseling and Psychology
  • Career: Thirty years of service at Columbia High School: guidance counseling, physical education and health teacher, head football and baseball coach, and assistant basketball coach
  • Service: St. Joseph’s Church, Knights of Columbus member, White Salmon Lions Club member, National Football Hall of Fame and Clark County Chapter committee member

Bob Weisfield

  • Board Member since 2016
  • Klickitat County resident for 40 years
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Washington, Juris Doctor Law Degree from University of Oregon and President of the University of Oregon Law School Student Body
  • Career: Assistant City Attorney, Tacoma, Wash., Rancher in Lyle, Wash., Klickitat County West District Court Judge 1978-2015, private law practice in Bingen, Wash., and served on numerous boards with the District and Municipal Court Judges Association
  • Service: White Salmon/Bingen Rotary Club member, served one year as president